After the completion of the SBI’s investigation, findings were turned over to the Guilford County District Attorney’s office.
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Those findings revealed there was no evidence to support that Cox was in a gang or had fired a weapon, the District Attorney’s office said Wednesday in a news release.
The District Attorney’s office decided to present the SBI’s findings to a grand jury. On Tuesday, the grand jury was presented with two bills of indictment on charges of voluntary manslaughter and felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
After hearing witness interviews and viewing the evidence, the grand jury determined there was not sufficient evidence to support criminal charges.
Family members of Cox gathered in High Point late Wednesday afternoon after the grand jury’s decision was made public. They were joined by the Rev. Greg Drumwright, a Greensboro pastor who has been vocal about his support for the Cox family. Drumwright spoke on behalf of the family’s lawyer, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who could not be present.
“The family will file a civil suit in … the unjustifiable and wrongful death of Fred Cox,” Drumwright said.
Drumwright said the family is still seeking answers.
“Why did Fred Cox die and why will there be no charges for the officer who unjustifiably killed him?”